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Common Questions

  1. How is Spectrum different from other cleaners on the market?

  2. Does this cleaner have an odor?

  3. Blown textured ceilings, how does this product clean them?

  4. Can I use this product on my acoustical ceiling?

  5. Will Spectrum take out water spots?

  6. Is this product safe around furniture and carpets?

  7. What if I don't like it - what is your warranty?

  8. Dot coms are going out of business - why should I buy from your site?

  9. Multiple cleaners, how is this done?

  10. Laundry stains, does this product work on them?

  11. Stores, can I purchase Spectrum locally?

  12. Boats and Campers, does it safely work on them?

How is Spectrum different from other cleaners on the market ?

  Spectrum is a blend of high performance surfactants (detergents), multiple safe solvents, and multiple Ph builders.  Rather than heavy caustics and/or heavy solvents, this product is designed so that all components work together to maximize cleaning efficiency.  We use detergents developed by Shell Chemical®, and outperform those costing twice as much.  Multiple solvents are used and are based upon years of testing in industrial environment.  It would be much simpler to reduce components, however performance suffers.

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Does Spectrum have an odor?

  Spectrum has a clean - fresh citrus odor that is a natural byproduct of the safe d-Limonene solvent used.  Oranges & grapefruits are processed to create this organic solvent.  Because of our formula, it produces a sweet citrus smell.  No perfumes or fragrances are added to our product - absolutely not needed. 

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Blown textured ceilings, how does this product clean them?

  Acoustical Textured or Popcorn type ceilings are cleaned and brightened by mixing Spectrum + 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, then adding water.  It is this combination of the oxidizing agent and cleaner together, that makes it work - used separately it does not do the job nearly as well.  The ceiling is lightly sprayed with a fine mist, making sure it is uniformly coated and not saturated.  Ceiling material is not touched and will not release from drywall when lightly sprayed.  Ceiling formula will be adsorbed into material.   When dried, your ceiling will be clean and white again.  Drop ceilings can be cleaned in this same manner - make sure to test single tile prior to doing entire area.

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Can I use this product on my acoustical ceiling?

  Spectrum is used to remove stains plus complete ceiling cleaning, no mater what the material.  Sixteen ounces per gallon of Spectrum Concentrate plus Hydrogen Peroxide is all that is needed for normal cleaning.  Tough stains, such as water spots, may require pre-treating to remove - Full instruction pamphlet is included.

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Will Spectrum take out water spots?

  While this is tough, yes this product will take out water spot stains, but may require pre-treating.  Stain has to sprayed with heavy duty solution [1 part Spectrum - one part H2O2] - allow mixture to work for 1 hour or longer.  Then re-spray surface with heavy duty ceiling mixture and allow it to work. 

  If after a couple of hours the stain has not completely disappeared, then repeat this process.   Note:  Blown textured popcorn ceilings should be allowed to dry completely prior to repeating this process.

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Is this product safe around furniture and carpets?

  Spectrum is made to be as safe as possible, yet do the job.  We recommend draping a plastic drop cloth over your furniture - this will prevent any cleaning action on your furniture pieces.  The fine spray that lands on your carpeting will do no damage to the fibers.  Mixture that comes into contact with wooden furniture or molding should be wiped up with clean dry cloth

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What if I don't like it - what is your warranty?

  Our warranty and guarantee is simply unconditional satisfaction.  Just return the unused portion - your credit card will be credited for the purchase amount - including outbound shipping cost.  Our agreement with PayPal, who handles our Internet Orders, requires this.  You can e-mail or call their toll free number listed on our Contact page.

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Dot coms are going out of business - why should I buy from your site?

  Our primary business is selling to the commercial market here in Kansas City, MO.  SparkleClean.com is an affordable extension of our business and is paid up through December 2018.  We entered into agreement with PayPal, over 15 years ago, to handle our online sales, for both parties protection and benefit.  It is their specialty and they control the sales.  We have no access to your credit card information and if you don't get your product - we don't get paid!

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Multiple cleaners - how is this done?

  Our literature includes complete instructions on doing this.  Most cleaning applications involve mixing our concentrate with water.  Spectrum has the unique ability of also being safely mixed with household bleach or white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.  Each of these mixtures creates a totally different cleaning solution.  Full details and labels are included with orders.  As an example, when mixed with hydrogen peroxide, this cleaner does an excellent job on acoustical textured & dropped ceilings - where you cannot agitate the surface.  Solution oxidizes (burns up) the dirt and stains - works great where cigarette smoke or kitchen grease has discolored surface.

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Laundry stains, does this product work on them?

 Spectrum works great on laundry stains.  Inks, grease, oil, lipstick, makeup, dried blood, grass stains plus a host of others, are all easily removed with this product.  The superior wetting ability of our cleaner, penetrates stains to easily lift them during wash cycle.  Consumers with kids love this product.

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Stores, can I purchase Spectrum locally?

  Not at this time - outside of Kansas City metropolitan area, it is only available through Internet Sales.  We are a small family operated company and this allows us to keep costs down, both to end customers and our company.  Prices for Spectrum are inclusive, including ground shipping - no hidden costs!

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Boats and Campers, does it safely work on them?

  Boats and Campers can be completely cleaned using our product, including engine degreasing.  It easily cleans upholstery, vinyl, and carpeting.  Spectrum can also be used safely on Fiberglas Gel Coat and aluminum.  Black mold can be removed from surfaces, including vinyl seats.  Camper black streaks are easily removed by agitating the surfaces with brush. 

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